Thursday, May 6, 2010

Frosty Morning Along the Poultney River, oil on canvas, 20 x 24

It has been a very long time since my last post to this blog. For the past several weeks I have been teaching a series of painting workshops in New Zealand; what a truly, lovely part of the world. I so enjoyed my time there and very much enjoyed every moment with the participants of my classes. Home for a few days to get the peas and lettuce planted and off to Michigan to teach another workshop. So this will truly be my last winter posting for a long while! This piece is again of my beloved Poultney River, only a bit further down the river than in some of my usual painting places. It had snowed the night before and the snow was heavy in the trees. The beautiful and soft morning light seemed to cast a pale lavender tone throughout the entire scene and I tried to balance the cool morning, heavy snow and the early morning light in very cool tones of lavenders and blues. I am so eager to get back out into the field and very eager to work on some paintings with the spring greens. The light is lovely this time of year with little to no humidity. Guess before I head out, I better plant a few more rows in the garden. Happy Spring!

Frosty Morning Along the Poultney River
oil on canvas, 20 x 24
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Unknown said...

What a joy to open my email and see the wonderful snow scene of the Poultney River. It evoked such a strong emotion of peace and serenity.
Thank you
Ellen Olson

Anonymous said...

hello Andrew - truly beautiful - makes me want to come and look for myself,
thanks for sharing
Jan Lock